The Summer of Pika Love

2012 is my summer of love-of pika love! I've had unprecedented encounters this year with the little critters as regular readers of this blog know. I'm sharing photos from yet another amazing pika fest at Gaylor Lakes in Yosemite yesterday. Truly, I think we need to name the pika the state of California's cutest animal. These little rock rabbit are just such a wonderful animal to encounter in the high country and I love being greeted by their cheerful chirps.

The infinitely cute pika (photo by Beth Pratt)I call this, "Majestic Pika Surveying His Kingdom" (photo by Beth Pratt)

Pika in the rocks at Gaylor Lakes (photo by Beth Pratt)

Leaping pika (photo by Beth Pratt)